A member of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group was arrested by combined elements of Regional Intelligence Division 9, RPSB9, Zamboanga City PS 4 (Culianan), and the Armed Forces of the Philippines during a law enforcement operation made at the police checkpoint along MCLL Highway in Barangay Mercedes, Zamboanga City at about 3:00 PM on August 4, 2017.
The arrested ASG member was identified as Hamad Ajijul Susulan a.k.a. “Hajer Sailani” / “Ahmad”. This was based on a warrant of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention with ransom penalized under article 267 of the RPC as amended by RA 7659 issued by Judge Leo Jay T Principe of RTC Branch 1, 9th Judicial Region, Isabela City, Basilan docketed under Criminal Case Numbers 3432, 3551, 3552, 3566, 3567, 3568, 3569, and 3570. The arrested person was involved in the kidnapping of Golden Harvest Plantation workers on June 11, 2001 in Barangay Tairan, Lantawan, Basilan. The arrested person is now under police custody.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9